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Well, I love it. Forever alone!
oh, you're not alone my man.

On the topic of rolex dials, not sure if I've said this before, but in the late 80s and early 90s my dad was a commercial pilot and flew often to Switzerland.

Back then rolex was a lot more laissez-faire with modifications from stock - dad remembers clearly being led to a room with a huge selection of cut stone dials in jasper, onyx, carnelian etc, with and without diamond hour markers.

You could also swap bracelets with no problem, and he ended up with an Explorer 1 with the old jubilee bracelet. Also had a gmt on a jubilee I think - he lost that watch while swimming with stewardesses in the Maldives.

Kinda crazy how the times have changed.
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She is on the market. See my signature or the Marketplace.

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It's strange how perspectives change. I took these photos about 2 weeks ago, and thought that the first two were too small (36mm). But now they look great to my eye... I prefer the first two, and probably the first one the most.

Good stuff Moo, I have one of each devil.gif which gives me some range/flexibility love 'em both biggrin.gif





Personally I like the Millgaus on you btw though as ever go with what you love, that's the most important thing.
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Moo, did you try a DJ with a flat bezel and oyster bracelet like Cleav's? Personally I find it more masculine, like the Milgauss, without the fripperies. I do think the 36mm works well for you as an everything/ suit-to-shorts watch. It surprised me too, trying them on: the shape of the case and proportions of the bracelet make it quite satisfying.
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So there I was minding my own business, having breakfast and reading the paper when all of a sudden this jumps out at me, featured in a full page ad from a local AD:



Been vaguely thinking about a Planet Ocean but that may have to wait in line after this...

Thoughts?

I like it a lot but 44mm is just too big for me. Even the 8500 PO is too thick - a 2500 PO is really nice though.
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I think the size works for the style, and the two subdials look cool.  I like the case shape too.  But the red details on all that black are a little too Transformers/GI Joe/Casio for my taste.  I think it might look dated rather quickly.  

 

Also, it's damned expensive.  The more timeless Speedies are available much cheaper, and the Planet Oceans too of course.  Or  if you like the style and can eat that kind of price, how about a Jaeger LeCoultre Deep Sea?  Somehow I think it would feel like more for your money. 

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I prefer the first two, and probably the first one the most.
This would be my choice as well. Love the face.
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not a watch but copped this cashmere Officine Panerai sweater the other day... probably going to put it away until i pick up a panerai smile.gif



100% cashemere
made in italy
shawl collar
NWT
never sold in stores, only available as a special gift to buyers at certain special events i guess.
i wonder who made it
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Lots of nice swag being doled out in the watch biz these days.
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the DSOM - it's a love hate for me. Handling it in person is a different experience than the photos. When you take into account the extraordinary amount of engineering to fabricate pretty much everything in ceramic, coupled with a great movement, I can definitely see why it costs so much.

My only drawback is it's a lot shinier than I anticipated. Many of the ceramic surfaces are polished, as opposed to the matte black ceramic cases of say IWC or JLC.

I'd probably have gotten one if I didn't already have the steel version.

Still waiting to see pics of the Lunar Dust. A bit turned off by the name but interested in seeing how it turns out on the wrist..
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None of those look better than the Speedy, IMHO.

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Ugh... I don't want to hear this. satisfied.gif

The Speedy is a gorgeous watch.

Perhaps you're not a one watch guy after all....bigstar[1].gif
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That's on my list...
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the DSOM - it's a love hate for me. Handling it in person is a different experience than the photos. When you take into account the extraordinary amount of engineering to fabricate pretty much everything in ceramic, coupled with a great movement, I can definitely see why it costs so much.



My only drawback is it's a lot shinier than I anticipated. Many of the ceramic surfaces are polished, as opposed to the matte black ceramic cases of say IWC or JLC.



I'd probably have gotten one if I didn't already have the steel version.



Still waiting to see pics of the Lunar Dust. A bit turned off by the name but interested in seeing how it turns out on the wrist..

 



I've also handled the DSOM in person and actually like the shiny bits. Matte ceramic can sometimes look an awful lot like plastic, IMO. I agree with you that it is a bit polarizing - but I don't think that's neccesarily a bad thing. Those with different aesthetic preferences have other choices available within the Omega lineup.
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@rydenfan
 so basically it's also going to replace the Bluetooth headset.  Except for the hearing bit you'll need the Bluetooth headset.  Cool. tongue.gif


Anyway, here's another reasonably priced item from a massive manufacturing conglomerate.  It has a column wheel.  A blued one at that.  Priced at just under $3k, what says the TWAT?


  Sportier version - black dial on bracelet (sorry about the light, the bracelet is normal steel, not black) (Click to show)





Column wheel chronograph movement, based on the old ETA/Valjoux but made with this addition just for Longines.  Feel the blueness:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



  Off-white dial, all sticks, croc strap - dressier version. (Click to show)






There are a lot of things in this world for $3k.  But I do think these are rather nicely conceived, in either guise.  Go on, let's have it...


That's a very good value watch, IMO.

Of the two, I think I'd go with the sportier, black dialed version.

Probably would leave it on the bracelet, but would be tempted (as always) to try some straps on it as well.

Longines is probably underrated due to their positioning within Swatch group....it's got some true historical "chops" and I think most of their stuff is priced right.

Always liked gdl's Master collection chrono (white dial / blue hands). It's not a column wheel, but it's a good-looking watch.

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Looked at some Rolexes to get an idea of size and style that I like. Also tried on a Panerai. Liked the Rolies, not the Panerai... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








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Ahhhhhh, icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif that Blackseal looks excellent


You would say that Cleav!

Don't you have some C & J's you should be polishing right now? LOL.

My 2¢ would be, for an all-rounder-- probably Milguass amongst this group-- if you're truly choosing between these.

It's a little bit different, but in my mind basically the most versatile.

Panny's are rather hard to dress up (though I certainly give it a go occasionally) and I find the fluted/jubilee hard to dress down.



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Not my steez, and I would actually feel limited in what I could wear it with, but its pretty cool.

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the DSOM - it's a love hate for me. Handling it in person is a different experience than the photos. When you take into account the extraordinary amount of engineering to fabricate pretty much everything in ceramic, coupled with a great movement, I can definitely see why it costs so much.



My only drawback is it's a lot shinier than I anticipated. Many of the ceramic surfaces are polished, as opposed to the matte black ceramic cases of say IWC or JLC.



I'd probably have gotten one if I didn't already have the steel version.



Still waiting to see pics of the Lunar Dust. A bit turned off by the name but interested in seeing how it turns out on the wrist..

 



I've also handled the DSOM in person and actually like the shiny bits. Matte ceramic can sometimes look an awful lot like plastic, IMO. I agree with you that it is a bit polarizing - but I don't think that's neccesarily a bad thing. Those with different aesthetic preferences have other choices available within the Omega lineup.


I'm a fan of this one (DSOM), though I don't think I will ever own it personally. For whatever reason, I enjoy it in the abstract (?)

Pics don't really do it justice (the shiny doesn't bother me), and most importantly, it doesn't wear as big as it might seem.

Also, it's far lighter on the wrist than its size would suggest. Quite comfortable to me, and very well-engineered....maybe just a bit tall (maybe!) compared to the case size. And definitely a bit expensive vs. your average Speedmaster. No question.

The Lunar Dust to me was underwhelming in person. I just didn't care for the dial and the overall color scheme.

But my first Speedy should of course be a classic Moon Watch (and possibly vintage)-- one of these days!
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